The Vitamin D supplement can help you protect your heart and prevent stroke.
But it also appears to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, new research has found.
The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, could help doctors diagnose the vitamin’s health benefits.
VITAMIN D is a naturally occurring vitamin found in red meat, seafood, fortified dairy products and some vegetables.
It has also been linked to many other conditions including hypertension, depression, arthritis and asthma.
In this study, the researchers compared the health effects of the vitamin D3 in healthy men and women who were receiving the vitamin in supplements or a placebo.
They found the vitamin, which is also found in the liver, was not associated with heart disease.
The study included both healthy and diseased men and included more than 600 participants.
The study participants had a mean age of 42.5 years and were taking vitamin D supplements or placebo.
Participants were asked to complete an online questionnaire about their health status.
The researchers found there was no difference between groups in their vitamin D levels.
When they looked at the results of blood tests, the participants taking the vitamin were significantly more likely to have low blood pressure (BP) and were less likely to be diabetic.
Researchers also found there were no significant differences between the groups in the number of heart attacks or strokes.
However, the results did show that vitamin D supplementation significantly increased the risk for a stroke.
Dr David Siegel, of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, said: “While this study shows that vitamin d supplementation may be beneficial for people with cardiovascular disease, we are still very cautious when it comes to recommending it.”
There is some evidence that vitamin, vitamin D and other nutrients may benefit the health of the elderly, and for this reason, the US Food and Drug Administration is recommending vitamin D be used with caution.
“It may be prudent to supplement with other nutrients in a diet with lower intake of saturated fats and cholesterol.”
In the meantime, the findings could help scientists predict which people are at risk for heart attacks and strokes, Dr Siegel added.
“Vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk factors that increase the likelihood of heart disease and stroke,” he said.
“If we can identify people at risk, we can be more effective at preventing them.”
If you or anyone you know needs help with heart health, call Samaritans on 116 123 or talk to a doctor.